Student’s name Instructor’s name Course Date Health Care Introduction The mental health of adolescents is fairly considered to be one of the major prerequisites of the country 's sustainable development in economics, culture, and social life. Subsequently, the easy and nondiscriminatory access to the psychological treatment appears to be a matter of top priority for the federal government. Nevertheless, the recent statistical data indicates the substantial problems in terms of providing the adolescents with the necessary medical support. In accordance with the US Department of Health & Human Services, in 2014, less than 50% of the country 's adolescent population were provided with a required treatment (US Department of Health & Human Services). Moreover, the data on the minorities ' access to the mental health treatment demonstrates that, for instance, African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to be prescribed a treatment from schizophrenia (American Psychological Association). Undoubtedly, such a trend may be primarily explained by the insufficient efforts of both federal and local health care institutions in terms of providing the minorities ' representatives with the necessary psychological treatment. Consequently, in order to understand comprehensively the problem of the adolescent mental health in the US, it is necessary to define the issue-related objective and subjective concerns as well as to analyze the peculiarities of a potential corrective to the
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Adolescents today face a myriad of stressors in their lives that can impact who they are and who they will become. Bio-psychosocial stressors appear to be more prevalent in minority adolescents who reside in lower socioeconomic households. Impoverished neighborhoods experience a great deal of financial difficulties, crime, and single parent homes. Adolescents growing up in these households often have lower grades in school and a lack of self confidence verses their counterparts. Below these stressors will be discussed in greater detail.
It’s no surprise that adolescents tend to withhold some of their personal information from their parents for a variety of reasons. When the health of the adolescent in concerned, on the other hand, how should the situation be handled? Teenagers are an extremely vulnerable population due to the many changes, stresses, and difficulties that they experience during their everyday life. This is the time in which adolescents value their privacy the most. The same goes for how they handle their medical situations. When they are just going in for a yearly checkup, a vaccine, or a common illness, most teenagers have no problem sharing the information with their parents to ensure that they are well taken care of. Also, teens typically rely on
The following essay is an overview of mental health in persons between the ages 13-18 known in human development as adolescences. This stage differs and has specific vulnerabilities as a person make their transition into adulthood and responsibilities associated with it. In (Erikson, 1963 Identity, Youth and Crisis) Eric Erikson referred to this stage as the forming one’s identity away from one’s parents to overcome dependence of a child. This essay hopes to present research data with in Australia concerning the overall health of the Adolescent population in an objective manner. These include the most common forms of mental illness for this age group such substance abuse disorder and self-inflicted injuries. It uses specific examples of issues which the group faces such income educational inequality due to family circumstance and its effect on mental disorders. The essay continues to present particular concerns of the age group stress in general and school work and the adolescences ability to achieve. Points raised in the essay also concerns female and male and the impact of their particular pressure they deal with as they move towards adulthood and the forming of their identity. The research is concludes with findings in the paper and compared against theories concerning the age as a whole. The essay reiterates findings bring a perspective to mental health in the age group and the uniqueness of the problems of the mental
Anxiety Disorder is a sudden feeling of qualms, uneasiness, nervousness, and anxiousness. Symptoms vary for each person. In the adolescent years anxiety shines the most. With school work, and social interaction. In our society, many people diagnose themselves with anxiety, because they are nervous, they believe they have an anxiety disorder. In the adolescent years anxiety is there, but usually mild, in today’s society, because studies show that anxiety has increased over the years. The denotation of anxiety is a sudden feeling of sickness, apprehension, paranoia. Eager and anxious are often used incorrectly, using the opposing one as the other. Anxiety means anticipation of an impending event. However, eager implies that the person looks
Depression. Has it become more common in youth today because of debt? Debt in general has been around for centuries. One of the most common forms of debt is college debt or student loans. “The higher the debt, the more your mental health goes down.” Says Katrina Walsemann. College debt is the top reason for youth depression.
Childhood and Adolescent mental health disorders are highly debated and controversial area of health care. There are a few disorders that have been researched deeply and they still have controversy attached to them, some about them being a disorder and some about the treatment regimen prescribe for the disorder. There are three classes of these disorders, the internalizing, the externalizing, and the neurodevelopmental disorder. The internalizing class is a class of disorders where the patient directs the emotional stresses inward on one’s self. The patients that have this emotional response to their disorders are more likely to hurt themselves by self-mutilation, suicide, substance and alcohol abuse. Examples of these disorders are Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Selective mutism, and separation anxiety disorder (Sue et al., 2014). With the externalizing class, they direct their emotional stresses onto other people. These patients can be violent, but not necessarily. Their behavior is socially unacceptable and disruptive to others. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder are two of these types of disorder in this class (Sue et al., 2014). The third class of disorders can have both externalizing and internalizing manifestations due to the fact that these disorders are caused by an impairment of the brain and nervous system. Patients with this class of disorders may have physical movement issues with tics and hyperactivity, and they may have learning difficulties.
An assessment involves administering and interpreting psychological tests and integrating this with current and past symptoms, observations, information about developmental, biological, social, educational, and life experiences (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2006). Educational assessments of adolescents are based on obtaining a profile of the child’s learning weaknesses as well as his or her strengths. When an educational assessment is performed on the adolescent, a counselor can determine academic potential, collect observational interview data, and can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the adolescents.
The community impact, which includes national, state, and community level, is crucial for suicide prevention in adolescents. By having the community involved, it allows a more effective prevention plan, along with measures on how to properly handle the situation more efficiently. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Surgeon General and National Action Alliance for Suicide, revised the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) in 2012. In which, they classified suicide prevention interventions into two categories: prevention targeted at the level of the individual and prevention targeted at the level of the population. (HHS, 2012). To target at the level of the individual, the NSPP emphasized the role
This study will further test the validity of the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) in obese adolescent girls who display signs of depression. This study will further develop the MFQ as an effective screening tool for children and adolescent depression. An effective screening of depression in adolescents is important for studying the potential relationship and/or impact depression has on those who suffer from obesity. If depression in adolescent girls starting at the age of 13 is shown to be associated with obesity, then treatment programs can be developed to address these issues which can aid adolescent girls to fight obesity and experience a more positive psychological and social functioning.
Anxiety is an incredibly common that many people feel when they face new or challenging situations. For some, however, it is a constant issue that can create issues for completing even the most simple of tasks. According to the Mayo Clinic: “Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.” This is especially a problem in adolescence, when anxiety can affect a child’s ability to make friends, complete schoolwork, or deal with the normal stresses that come from growing up.
Mental health disorders are becoming more common in secondary schools around the world today. However countless students still have an undiagnosed mental health disorder that results in diminished academic achievement. As more focus is now being turned towards the mental health issues that are affecting secondary school students, the gap in the education systems ability to recognise and in a lot of cases support mental health disorders has become apparent. This paper will look at what mental health and mental health disorders are, the affects of mental health disorders on secondary students and the approach teachers should take to teach them.
The study by Steese et al. (2006) included 63 adolescent girls with a mean age of 13. The program met for ten weeks. Each session featured a different topic, such as relationships and friendship. Results of the study indicate that self-esteem measures between testing were not significant, but several related concepts proved to be. Self-efficacy attitudes did significantly improve after treatment and can be linked to positive self-esteem. An explanation for their results is the possibility that the short duration of time could not change girls’ levels of self-esteem. “Every Body is Somebody” is another program (McVey & Davis, 2002) with the goal of improving several areas in participants’ lives, including body image satisfaction, eating
Research regarding children and adolescents have raised a series of ethical concerns in the ethical community. Front and foremost and confidentiality and when to breach confidentiality the third parties involved in risky behaviors from adolescence. Confidentiality is a non-absolute importance in the counseling and psychology practice because of the knowledge when and when not to breeze confidentiality still considering the legal and ethical obligation, most professional counselors if I colleges our approached with issues out how to balance their personal believes in how their beliefs conflict with legal mandate in their passing the professional code. The focus of the study is to observe Silverado different risky behaviors exhibited by adolescent and situations in which the parties; one or both parents, school administration, and all the psychology should be informed. In this study, questions and interviews will be conducted towards the counseling and psychology professional and a competency in understanding confidentiality and on which terms it may become breached.
As a programer, treating adolescents and addiction we have to know that this population moves through three varying time periods: early (12-14 years of age), middle (14-17 years of age), and late(17-19 years of age) (NRPA.ORG) The programmer must understand that each developmental stage has different demands. For example, younger adolescents focus on the present, whereas, older adolescents focus on developing their future(). Moreover, a study analyzed how young to middle adolescents spend their free time. On an average, young-middle adolescents have 40% of free time each week. If adolescents spent their time engaged in beneficial recreational activities, it could prevent undesirable recreational activities. Although adolescents show needs in skill development, independence, moral development, a sense of achievement, and relationship building, most of their time was not spent building those skills(NRPA.ORG). The researchers observed that adolescents spent about 10 hours sleeping, five hours at school, two and a half hours watching television, 1 hour in non-table leisure activities, and eighty-two minutes of unsupervised time (NRPA.ORG) . Moreover, Ms. Dollene McLemore of Chemical Addictions Program, Inc (CAP) reported that most adolescent that abuse drug come from unstable households. We deduced that during the eighty two minutes of unsupervised time and an unstable environment can increase the chances of drug experimentation.